Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yo! Yes?

In honor of school starting yesterday and in an effort to cheer myself up about it (but not because I'm sad that summer's over and my kids will be in school all day...because I'm not and they won't be), I'm going to tell you about another book I love.

Thanks to me, Grandma bought the last book I recommended. Have you bought your copy yet? It's a good one.

You know, I was a teacher for many years before birthing my babies. I have lots of books, mostly the kind with lots of pictures. I could start my own little library. If I did, I would let you apply for a library card with only your drivers license (unlike some other libraries I know).

I love my books. I really do. So much so that I'm going to share them with you. Not the real ones, of course. Just pictures of them. I love them too much to let them leave me.

Today's book is called Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka.

Perfect for the little ones. Good for big ones too. I've taught kids from preschool up to sixth grade and this is a great book for all of 'em.

The book is dialogue between two kids that don't start out as friends, but that all changes in the end. There aren't very many words on each page. I think the most each kid says at a time is two words (I'd check for myself but my copy is buried in a box of books in the garage). It's a good opportunity for early readers to be successful since there aren't a lot of words and the ones there are pretty easy and predictable.

It also provides great opportunities for learning about the different expressions our voices make with different punctuation marks (if you're into teaching that kind of thing). And feelings. And being kind to each other. And making new friends. Lots of good stuff.

So there you go. Yo! Yes? Get it. You'll be glad you did. You can thank me later.

You can buy your own copy here.

Or you can come over and help me clean out the back garage and find my copy and I'll let you read it. But you can't take it home with you unless you have your library card (or bring me a 32 oz. Diet Dr. Pepper).

p.s. In case you're wondering why I'm feeling blue about school starting again, read this.


Janell R. Cropper said...

I also have a children's book mini-library, and I think this one may need to find it's way into it!
And I second your comments about said library. Ours out here is the same way. :P

Chrisanne said...

How fun! I love book recommendations. Is it terrible that I especially like the idea of having a few on hand that have very few words? ;)